August 30, 2021

18 Memoir Publishers Open to Direct Submissions

Memoir publishers that don’t require an agent to submit are few and far between. However, there are still options out there.  Some are old and respected, others are new and still figuring things out. Not all the publishers on this list are currently open to submissions, but most are. Persea Books Persea Books is an…

August 26, 2021

Roxane Gay Books: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Roxane Gay Books is a new imprint of Grove Atlantic. Roxane Gay has written about this new imprint here. Roxane Gay is the award-winning and bestselling author of a number of books including Hunger and Bad Feminist. She’s a respected essayist, professor of writing, and one of the original co-founders of PANK.  Roxane Gay Books is…

Always Crashing: Now Seeking Submissions

Always Crashing is a magazine of experimental poetry and prose. They also publish “nameless things around and in-betweens,” such as collages and videos, and “labyrinths, manifestos” and “the generically transgressive.” You can get a sense of their edgy aesthetic by reading the journal online. Based in Chicago and Pittsburgh, Always Crashing has been published in…

5 Types of Editing That May Help Your Manuscript

By Zenstateofmind  Editing is part of the writing process. It is something every writer must do in order to polish their work and help readers connect with the stories they are telling. Editing takes many forms, some focusing on the story on the sentence level, and others from an overarching structural level. Below I break…

August 23, 2021

28 Publishers Seeking Young Adult Novel Manuscripts

Young adult is one of my favorite genres to read, even though when I was a young adult I struggled to find good YA books. These days the young adult genre is profitable, diverse, and covers a wide variety of genres, from science fiction to romance and everything in between. A lot of young adult…

August 19, 2021

Rowman & Littlefield: Now Accepting Book Proposals

Roman & Littlefield is a independent publisher based outside of Washington, DC. They focus on educational publishing, academic publishing with a focus on Humanities and Social Sciences, and well as publishing government and official data. Some of what they publish is very specific and niche, while other work is clearly intended for a broad audience….

Last Leaves Magazine: Now Seeking Poetry Submissions

Last Leaves is a new online poetry magazine that aims to create community. It’s an online space to share great poetry, to listen and to be heard. They publish all forms and styles of poetry, and they feature unpublished authors and established poets alike. They simply want readers to think and feel deeply in response…

Why Writers Should Take Online Writing Classes

By Nancy Franklin There is nothing like staring at a blank screen for hours on end, especially if you’re a beginning writer. If you find yourself procrastinating in ways that range from obsessively checking Facebook and Instagram, hitting the delete key on everything you’ve written, to wearing a path to the refrigerator for snacks, taking…

August 16, 2021

30 Print Literary Magazines that Publish Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry

These 30 magazines publish fiction, nonfiction, and poetry in print format. Most also publish online. Some have limited print runs, and a few are themed. Most, not all, of them are open for submissions now. Many of these are paying markets. They are listed in no particular order. West Branch This is a prestigious magazine,…

August 12, 2021

Tiny Fox Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Founded in 2015 as a collective of writers, Tiny Fox Press originally focused on publishing work by the editors. This is a form of self- publishing, but they have branched out since then, although they are still publishing some books by the editors. They have a regularly updated blog, a well-organized website, and some excellent…